Nestled between magnificent coral reefs that protect its shoreline
and swaying coconut palm trees towering above the landscape is the
most beautiful pink sand beach in the world on the most beautiful island
in the Bahamas. The beach is French Leave and the island is Eleuthera.
Here, a rich tapestry of island history surrounds you. Over three
hundred sixty years ago, a small group of English pilgrims from Bermuda
landed on this island seeking religious freedom. They named the colorful,
sun-drenched island Eleuthera, a Greek word meaning “ Freedom.” A
fitting name that also reflects the island's calm, quiet grace and unspoiled
Breathtakingly beautiful, Eleuthera is 90 miles of deserted
beaches, great elevations and long-forgotten pineapple plantations.
Discover century old churches, antique homes, and serene colonial
settlements. Every day brings warm sunshine, friendly people, a smile
and a wave. Beneath the shimmering turquoise waters lie wonderful
coral reefs with brilliantly colored fish so abundant, it is truly a delight
to experience. And when night falls, one can see more stars in an evening
than might be seen in a lifetime. And with perfect year 'round weather,
the season is anytime.
This island was the very first of the Bahamian islands to be settled
by Europeans. Today it remains one of the Caribbean's best kept secrets.
In certain locations it's no more than a mile wide. Its leeward western
shore faces Exuma Sound. The eastern shore opens onto the cobalt
Atlantic Ocean with its unimaginable fishing and diving opportunities.
Eleuthera's dramatic topography includes high elevations
and rolling green hills with dazzling, panoramic vistas of the ocean in all
its splendor. For the more adventurous there are ancient caves to explore.
It is a picturesque landscape of majestic cliffs and massive boulders that
nature created here centuries ago.
Eleuthera is home to 8,000 Bahamians and enjoys a stable,
democratically elected government, based in English Laws of its
colonial past, that welcomes "free hold" investments. A long time ally
of the United States and all nations, the Bahamian Parliament recently
celebrated over 284 years of continuous sessions, representing the third
oldest Parliamentary democracy in the Western Hemisphere.
French Leave Eleuthera
Discover for yourself its meaning and the great expectations
for French Leave Eleuthera. Surrounded with so much natural beauty,
French Leave intends to be Eleuthera’s finest and most charming, as
well as one of the most unique resort destinations found throughout
the Bahamas and the Caribbean.
For 75 years, the properties of the French Leave Resort have
been inaccessible and unattainable for private ownership, until now.
The realization of a “ hidden paradise.”
Developer of French
Leave Harbour Village
With 260 tropical acres in total, French Leave offers a true
variety of beautifully situated cottages and home sites for those who
wish to have a primary residence or second home on Eleuthera. The
French Leave Harbour Village is being developed and managed
by Shaner Bahamas. The Shaner Group US has been in business for
over thirty years and has 2,700 employees worldwide. Founder and Chief
Executive Officer Lance T. Shaner is personally committed to providing
the highest quality management and finest customer experience. The
first ownership opportunity will be our authentic Bahamian sea front
cottages overlooking historic Governor’s Harbour, Cupid’s Cay, and
the Caribbean Sea. Astonishing beauty and a wide range of ownership
opportunities await you at French Leave Harbour Village!
French Leave Harbour Village
Reflecting the historic surroundings of Governor’s Harbour and
Cupid’s Cay, the birthplace of the Bahamas in 1648, the French Leave
Harbour Village sets the new benchmark of boutique resort design in the
Bahamas and is the epitome of the old Bahamas, the other Bahamas!
From the authentic Bahamian/English architecture to the native
stone walls, no expense has been spared to exceed the expectations of our
owners and guests, especially in the selection of only the highest quality
construction materials and building standards.
Amenities include the “1648” Bar & Grill, fresh water pool, fitness,
wedding Pavilion, special events lawn, reception/Island gift shop, two dock
Pavilions and two mega yacht slips. All are thoughtfully situated to take
maximum advantage of the sweeping vistas of the sea.
South Beach Home Sites
Secluded, private home sites edged by the soft, world famous
pink sand beaches of Eleuthera, are perfectly elevated to capture the crisp,
tropical breezes, outstanding natural scenery and the varied blues of the
magnificent Atlantic Ocean. With only a limited selection to choose from,
density will never be an issue. A naturalist’s haven, this is truly the place
to capture the incredible sunrises and appreciate, real peace and quiet.
French Leave South Beach Home Sites are perfect for those seeking the
ultimate in luxury and total privacy. Simply, special.
Eleuthera's ideal proximity to Florida, Nassau and the other
Bahamian islands in conjunction with its three airports - the largest
in Governor's Harbour (GBH), others in North Eleuthera (ELH) and
Rock Sound (RSD) - provide the island with an ease of accessibility
that is very convenient for guests and island residents from around
the world. A non-stop flight on a major carrier from Miami or Fort
Lauderdale, Florida to Eleuthera takes just under an hour and a flight
from Nassau in the Bahamas is just 20 minutes.
Brochure Design: Sommese Design
Photography: Eddie Lauth, State College, PA
Dan Laningan, Chicago, IL
Map design: EDSA Graphics , Ft. Lauderdale, FL
French Leave Eleuthera
1965 Waddle Road
State College, Pennsylvania 16803
French Leave Eleuthera
P.O. Box-EL 80
Governor’s Harbour, Eleuthera